Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Institution: Utah State University, Senior Partner

Phone: (435) 797-4155

Address: 5230 Old Main Hill NR 206, LOGAN, Utah 84322, US


Research Disciplines

  • Forest Management

  • Historical Ecology

  • Natural Resource Management

  • Ecology/Landscape

  • Forestry

  • Climate Change

  • Wildland Fire

Research Interests

Fire ecology, fuels management




My field of specialization is fire ecology. I am interested in advancing research about the ecological role of fire, how climate, fire and vegetation are related over time and space, and how management can promote the beneficial aspects of fire and minimize the negative consequences. I use a variety of approaches to address my questions, including field measurements, remote sensing, tree-ring analysis, and modeling.


I have a PhD in Forest Ecology from the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University, a MESc from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, and a BA in Public Policy Analysis & Biology from Pomona College.